The waning days of Summer and early Fall are the best times for Engagement Sessions for couples who are planning their Weddings during the off-season. And this is the case with Kelly and Josh.
Kelly will be the 4th of four siblings in the Cook Family that I've photographed when she and Josh tie the knot on Christmas Eve. She asked if they could have their Engagement pictures done on the beech at Grand Haven. I suppose that one of the benefits of having a long-standing relationship with your Photographer is that he will more aptly agree to using his day off for your benefit! (lol)
In addition to some of the more expected images, I also created some super-cool, more abstract images which are more out of the ordinary - and which satisfy the creative bent that I, as a Photographer, have. Here they are!
What a cute couple!
It's always great to have something different! Too cool....
I'm really looking forward to Kelly and Josh's June Wedding next year! It's going to be fun!
We all hope for ideal weather when "the big Day" approaches, but sometimes Mother Nature has other plans. However, less than ideal weather conditions should not be a reason for your Professional Photographer to provide you with less than stellar images that he/she has created for you of your Wedding Day!
Here in Michigan, our "Wedding Season" is usually limited to the months of mid-April through mid-November, and during these 7 months, we are never guaranteed sunny, blue skies on any given Saturday. And as a Professional Wedding Photographer, I am charged with always capturing images which reflect the glory of a day which may have been planned for months in advance.
This was the case for Theresa and Tony's early March Wedding. With temperatures in the low 50's and a strong NW wind blowing, Theresa opted for the confines of the church, rather than brave the inclimate out of doors. Many "weekend warrior" photographers suffer substantial trepidations at the thought of having to photograph an entire wedding in doors.
We did some creative problem solving and used only existing light to photograph all participants prior to the Ceremony. Here are some of those images:
Theresa with her Father
With our "Painter's Touch" FX
Here is our finished Spread Page, created for Theresa's Album
And her Family Spread Page
Not always will we be able to use the great outdoors as our natural Studio. Sometimes using the existing light indoors - and molding it creatively - produces equally good results!
See our quick 30 second "Animated Images!" video of Theresa & Tony (below)!
Robert Charles Photography provides Classic, Timeless, Elegant Wedding Photography, by combining the craftsmanship found in Traditional styles, mixed with the best in modern Photojournalism. Unlimited time and locations for those seeking to preserve their memories for years to come.
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